Hannover Medical School (MHH)

Full Professorship of Computational Biology for Individualized Medicine

Hannover Medical School (MHH)

Hannover, Germany

The Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, and the Hannover Medical School invite applications for a

Full Professorship of Computational Biology for Individualized Medicine

(salary scale W3)

at the earliest possible date.

At the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI), headquartered in Braunschweig, researchers are investigating the infection mechanisms of bacterial and viral pathogens and their interaction with the host, leading to new patient-specific strategies to fight infectious diseases. The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the leading German university hospitals in the field of infectious diseases with a special focus on both infection research and immunology. The close partnership between the two institutions is strengthened by TWINCORE – Center for Experimental and Clinical Infection Research, and the recently established CiiM – Center for Individualized Infection Medicine, as well as numerous outstanding regional and national alliances and initiatives, including the recently awarded Cluster of Excellence „RESIST“.

The successful applicant will be qualified in both research and teaching with emphasis on data-driven aspects of immune response to infections or vaccination and the conversion into computer models for predicting individual immune reactions. Reflecting HZI‘s research focus, the applicant‘s research expertise will fit to the areas of gastrointestinal bacterial infections, antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, chronic viral infections or respiratory viral infections. Additionally, expertise in the fields of generating, analyzing and integrating multi-omics data and mathematical model building is mandatory.

The aim of integrating molecular research with clinical research findings to enable personalized medicine should be a central focus, thus strengthening translational and individualized infection medicine at the Braunschweig / Hannover site.

The position holder will be appointed as a civil servant at MHH (“Jülich Model”) and simultaneously as a department leader at the HZI. To foster close cooperation with the clinical departments of MHH and TWINCORE, the group shall be established as central department of the CiiM in Hannover.

Prerequisites for the appointment are high-ranking publications in leading international journals, the successful acquisition of third-party funds, international reputation, experience in leading a research unit as well as teaching. A degree in life science, bioinformatics or medicine discipline with an emphasis on infection biology or immunology including a habilitation (or an equivalent level of scientific achievement) is required.

A special commitment to teaching, including interdisciplinary courses according to the new regulations for medicine as part of the HannibaL model at MHH as well as in BSc and MSc courses and structured doctoral and physicians scientist programs of MHH, is expected.

MHH is an equal opportunities employer, aims to increase the number of women on its faculty and therefore encourages women to apply for this position. Applicants have to meet the conditions laid down by the university legislation in Lower Saxony, details of which are available upon request.

Applications in written and electronic form with a tabular curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, scientific and clinical track record, complete documentation of teaching experience, presentation of a teaching concept and a complete, structured list of references with a selection of the five most important publications are requested by 21 August 2019 to the President of the Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg- Str. 1, D-30625 Hanover, Germany (email: barlach.sabine@mh-hannover.de)


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Full Professorship of Computational Biology for Individualized Medicine